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Date: 23/09/2021
Over the course of the pandemic, QRP Luxembourg decided to divert most courses to a virtual setting. This way we were able to provide the same courses, but following the rules set by the government. However, now that we seem to have reached a more stable situation, we want to invite you again to join our on-site courses.

On-site courses

QRP Luxembourg hosts all types of courses, at Regus located at the Central Station, in person. The onsite courses are full days with an expert trainer and include the exam at the end of the course. Obviously the onsite courses are fully monitored and collide with the latest COVID-19 safety regulations. For now this includes a strong recommendation to wear face masks when circulating the common parts of the centre, social distancing and the use of hand sanitizer.

Why choose onsite

You might wonder why you should pick an onsite course, if the same course is organized virtually. The hassle to leave your comfortable home might seem much, but you will get a lot in return. For example:
  • Multiple sensory learning experience
  • Sharing experiences and social interaction
  • Quiet dedicated time out of the office
  • Exam at the end of the course

Multiple sensory learning experience

Onsite courses are designed to integrate different learning styles. Of which auditory learning, visual learning and kinesthetic learning. Auditory learning is everything that a participant takes away by listening and hearing. Visual learning includes all the information the participant takes in from the use of flipcharts and drawings by the trainer. Kinesthetic learning is also known as ‘learning by doing’. Classroom learning offers the best opportunity for this type of learning as there is much more student/student interaction and small games being used as examples.

Sharing experiences and social interaction

Also in our virtual classroom there is room for peer interaction, but it is not to be compared to the level of interaction in an onsite classroom. By sharing experiences, everybody in the room can learn (even the trainer). It adds another dimension to what you learn and will help you see the link with real life.

Quiet dedicated time out of the office

An onsite training permits the participant to take a distance from home and work so that the participant can deep dive into something new. The participant can focus solely on the course and this will improve the integration of the skills.

Exam at the end of the course

Onsite courses almost always include the exam at the end of the course. That means that the participant follows the training and gets the certification at the same time. In other learning formats, either virtual training or e-learning, the exam is planned separately from the course. If the participant seeks to get certificated in a short period of time, an onsite course is most of the time the fastest route.

QRP onsite course calendar

QRP Luxembourg offers multiple courses onsite, including PRINCE2, ITIL 4 Foundation, AgilePM and many more. Have a look at our complete course calendar and find planned onsite courses till mid 2022. For more information, feel free to contact us directly via mail or phone!
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Date: 01/07/2021
The time of good weather, long evenings and outdoor activities is upon us. Summer is somehow always paired with reaching goals. ‘The perfect summer body’, ‘the nicest vacation’ or finishing all the ‘left up chores’. What if this year you consider reaching a professional goal? The summer months seem short and are always packed with fun weekends, vacation and outings. But at the same time, summertime is also the time where there is more time to relax and time to get you prepared for the busy last months of the year. So, how do we combine all this, a goal, a relaxed mindset and some more time on your hands. What about getting a certification that will help sustain your career and improve your capabilities? It is to be imagined that nobody wants to spend their summer day in a classroom or behind closed doors in their home-office. So what if you could study in the evening, the early morning or a quick hour at lunch? E-learning could be your summer solution!

PRINCE2 and ITIL 4 Foundation E-learning

QRP Belgium currently has two courses that we offer via E-learning, others are in full development and will launch later this year. Currently we offer PRINCE2 E-learning, the Foundation, Practitioner and Combi courses and the ITIL 4 Foundation. Both courses are available in English and in French and provide the voucher for the online exam. You have six (ten in case of the PRINCE2 combi) months to complete the course and the exam and can schedule your learning whenever you want.

PRINCE2

PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environment) is a structured method for the effective and efficient management of projects. The PRINCE2 methodology is widely adopted around the world, used by people and organisations in wide-ranging industries and sectors. PRINCE2 helps to successfully deliver projects of any size or complexity. Built from a wealth of experience and knowledge, PRINCE2 provides the essentials for managing any project. PRINCE2 provides a common language across a project and the necessary controls and breakpoints to work successfully within a contractual framework. PRINCE2 is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for managing successful projects, regardless of type or scale. Built upon seven principles, themes and processes, PRINCE2 can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

ITIL 4 Foundation

ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management in the world, and is used globally by millions of practitioners. For over 25 years, ITIL has been providing organisations with practical guidance to improve IT services. ITIL is fundamental to businesses, enables transformation and helps organisations realize value. The last version of the framework, ITIL 4, is built on established ITSM practices and expands itself to the wider context of customer experience, value streams and digital transformation, as well as embracing new ways of working, such as Lean, Agile, and DevOps. ITIL 4 provides a practical and flexible basis to support organisations on their journey to the new world of digital transformation. ITIL provides an end-to-end IT/digital operating model for the delivery and operation of tech-enabled products and services and enables IT teams to continue to play a crucial role in wider business strategy.

2021 Summer deal

QRP has the objective to help professionals grow and develop constantly. That is why we want to sustain your professional goals for this summer. In order to do so, we now provide a 10% discount on all E-learning. Available for July & August, do not miss your opportunity to learn and improve your skills!
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Date: 03/06/2021

Is it possible to learn how to be better at managing change in an agile world?”. This was the question Melanie Franklin, renowned Agile & Change Management expert, transformed into an answer. In 2014 she published the book “Agile Change Management – a practical framework for successful change planning and implementation”. The book provides an approach for managing transformational change initiatives, using a lot of the ideas from the agile methodologies. This book has led to the creation of the Agile Change Agent qualification.

Two years ago we had the opportunity to interview Melanie Franklin and today we are proud to announce the launch of the Agile Change Agent courses.

Agile Change Agent: an agile approach to change

An Agile approach to change is about doing change in waves of change. According to Melanie Franklin, Agile Change Management is about accepting that in this world of very fast moving change, it is not a good idea to try and plan every single change detail upfront.

The Agile Change Agent course & certification provides the participant with guidelines to those that want to work in a change. The course provides insight into how to plan and manage all the activities that are needed to design, deliver and adopt change in an Agile way.

The course answers the questions “What makes a change successful?” “What is it that we really need to know to make a change successful?” “How can we manage our changes in an agile world?”. It is not about what you have to do but how you are supposed to do it, the techniques you can use.

Are you an Agile Change Agent?

You are a change agent if you are responsible for the creation of new ways of working as a result of a project investment. Or if you are in a change management role, where you are identifying what needs to be done by those who are going to have to work differently.

But you are also a change agent if you are impacted by change in sales, marketing, HR, finance or other departments. You have daily priorities, you use existing ways of working to satisfy current customer demand and get the job done, but you are also mobilizing your colleagues and yourself to participate in the changes your organisation makes/decides. So you are acting as a change agent.

Understanding activities for effective change management and including them in your Agile project plan increases the chances that the deliverables from your project will be adopted as new business as usual working practices.

People may not be called Change Agents but the point is that on top of their daily job they have a role to help make change happen and ultimately integrate change into the current ways of working.

Why the Agile Change Agent course could be relevant for you?

  • Agile and change explained on a practical level
  • The course contains many problem solving techniques
  • You can benefit from a practical kit of techniques, checklists and tools so you can start managing your change projects using what you have learnt from the moment you leave the course
  • The course helps those who know about change understand Agile, and those who know about Agile learn about change
  • You can get a qualification on your CV that proves you have skills in Agile and Change Management - hitting the two hottest topics in business today.

Want to know more? Visit our page Agile Change Agent

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Date: 13/04/2021
You know what we love to do? Invite you to grow professionally and help you decide on the Best Practice that will change your business forever. In order to do so, we provide quality content that will explain the differences between all the possibilities out there. We ask our trainers to communicate clear and profound what the benefits are of a certain certification.

We realized that the best way to communicate this information is by means of (online) events. Free of charge and without the aim of selling you a solution, we hope to reach you to start thinking about the different possibilities that fit your needs.

Events and event recordings

Every quarter we try to host at least one (online) event about one of the Best Practice methodology training we provide. This is an event that reaches a big group of people and is usually in a webinar format. We invite either our trainer or another expert to shine a light on a specific topic of interest. At the end of the event attendees are invited to ask questions and interact with the speaker. This way - we try to answer all doubts and really give an insight of how the best practice could possibly help sustain your business goals. We found that it was really helpful to record these events, in order to be able share the recording with those that missed the live events. I like to invite you to take a look at the event that we have organized in the past year. How to apply PRINCE2 virtually? We invited our expert Project Manager and accredited trainer Stijn Janssens to talk about Projects in a virtual environment, specifically with the use of PRINCE2. During this interesting webinar he covered topics such as communication, changes of processes and lessons learned. Watch the recording here. Agile Frameworks The term Agile always raises room for discussion, there are many different opinions and perspectives. We asked our expert and accredited trainer Kim Delgadillo to once and for all explain about the different Agile Frameworks. During his webinar, Kim touched upon Scrum, Kanban, Design thinking, SaFe and of course AgilePM. Watch the recording here. Scrum master by APMG SCRUM is a methodology that changed the way of work for thousands of organisations. It helps prioritize and deliver. One of the most important roles within the SCRUM set up is the SCRUM Master, but what does he/she actually do? In this webinar our expert Kim Delgadillo takes you on a journey into the world of the SCRUM Master, the role and responsibilities. Watch the recording here. What is PMP and why should I invest in it? The PMP certification is a very prestigious certification. PMP is not a methodology, but an approach to project management in general. Getting PMP certified is not easy and asks for perseverance. In this webinar our expert and accredited PMP trainer Xavier Heusdens explains the ins and outs of the PMP certification. Watch the recording here. PMP Panel discussion PMP is gaining more and more ground in Belgium and the certification really covers Project Management from beginning to end. With the launch of both the new exam and new PMBoK in 2021, the certification has become more relevant than ever. To show the wide reach and uses of the PMP knowledge we hosted a panel discussion. The experts discussed different topics amongst each other, but we also asked the audience to interact and ask questions. Watch the recording here.
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Date: 18/11/2020

In order to fit your needs, QRP offers multiple training formats. We offer our training on-site, virtual and in e-learning. However, our on-site training, while still taking place, is heavily influenced by the COVID-19 virus. Today we live in a world where the COVID-19 virus is not to be missed and where you should try to avoid having too much contact.

While our on-site trainings are being planned and take place, it is obvious that QRP has to adhere to some rules. In order to provide the training, QRP follows the COVID safety-guidelines that the government provided. These guidelines have a big impact on our training and can also limit certain parts of it. For example, you will be required to wear your face mask in the training room all day long, which can limit communication. To see the full list of rules and regulations, please click here.

Our advice?

While we always search to provide just what you are looking for, we do like to also share our opinion regarding the current COVID-19 situation. We noticed that there is still a very high request for open classroom training. Normally we support this choice, but seeing the limitations the rules have upon the training we now highly recommend our Virtual Classroom.

QRP strongly advises virtual live training for the following society reasons:

  • Less travel and less contacts with other people is better
  • Home office is still the norm for many organisations

QRP strongly advises virtual live training for the following personal reasons:

  • A live virtual saves you money (10-20% cheaper than onsite courses)
  • A live virtual saves you time (no commuting time)
  • Easy combination with work in our half day program

Not to forget

If you want to follow our PRINCE2 or ITIL 4 Foundation courses, you can also choose for our e-learning solution. This will give you the opportunity to follow the course at your own pace and with your personal rhythm!

For more information or if you need help to choose the right format for you and/or colleagues, do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can email or call us directly, here you will find our contact details.

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Date: 27/04/2020
QRP International loves to organize events that will help you grow professionally. We like to continue your training outside of the classroom and keep you involved in the Best Practice Methodologies. Unfortunately we had to postpone many of our ‘real-life’ events to a later date this year, but we found another way to provide you with food for thought; online events! We did not only change all our courses into online courses in our virtual classroom, we also planned a series of webinars to inspire you. The webinars we planned are the following;

April 30th, 11.00 AM; How to apply PRINCE2 Virtually?

Our expert and accredited trainer Stijn Janssens will help you apply PRINCE2 virtually. He will cover topics such as communication, changes of processes and lessons learned. Of course you can also ask any questions you might have. To watch the webinar recording, click here.

May 19th 16.30 PM; Agile Frameworks

The term Agile always raises room for discussion, there are many different opinions and perspectives. Can you explain what Agile means to you and your organization? We asked our expert and accredited trainer Kim Delgadillo to once and for all explain about the different Agile Frameworks. Find out what fits your organization! To watch the webinar recording, click here.

June 2nd 16.30 PM; SCRUM Master by APMG

SCRUM is a framework that changed the way of work for thousands of organizations. It helps prioritize and deliver. One of the most important roles within the SCRUM set up is the SCRUM Master, but what does he/she actually do? We asked our expert Kim Delgadillo to take you on a journey into the world of the SCRUM Master during a free webinar.  To watch the webinar recording, click here.

June 23rd 16.30 PM; Trial and error; applying ITIL 4

You have followed the course, passed the exam and are now a proud owner of an ITIL 4 certificate. But what do you do next, how to actually apply ITIL 4 on a daily basis? ITIL 4 is created to adopt and adapt, to tailor to your organization. Easier said than done, we know. That is why we invited our expert and trainer Kais Albassir to host an online ITIL 4 user event.  During this afternoon, Kais will share his take on the ITIL 4 application. But that is not all, we will create a discussion and answer all questions you might have. Join us here for free! For any questions, feel free to contact us directly.
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